Sunday, November 27, 2011

Third Grade Home - "Good King Wenceslas"

Ms. Weiss's and Ms. Wasson's classes -- "Good King Wenceslas" is the vocal number we will be doing for the holiday show along with the instrumental piece, "Bransle" that I posted earlier. We may add an instrumental break in "Good King Wenceslas" as well, but for now I want you to focus on learning the words.

Good King Wenceslas

Good King Wenceslas looked out on the Feast of Stephen,
As the snow laid round about; deep and crisp and even.
Brightly shown the moon that night though the frost was cruel.
When a poor man came in sight gathering winter fuel.

“Hither page and stand by me. If though knowest telling.
Yonder peasant who is he? Where and what his dwelling?”
“Sire, he lives a good league hence; underneath the mountain,
Right against the forest fence, by Saint Agnes’ fountain.”

“Bring me flesh and bring me wine, bring me pine-logs hither.
Thou and I will see him dine when we bear them thither.”
Page and Monarch, forth they went, forth they went together,
Through the rude wind’s wild lament and the bitter weather”